A member who was a controversial pick for Jacksonville’s Charter Revision Commission submitted his resignation from the panel Tuesday.
Former School Board member Scott Shine had been approved over some concerns that he had missed too many school board meetings. He cited “scheduling conflicts” for his resignation.
“I’ve already booked appointments and things that I just can’t change,” he told WJCT News. “And I am not going to be a part of the commission when I know I am going to miss some meetings.”
The remaining 14 commission members are seeking public input on issues including a mayor-appointed Duval County School Board.
Commission Chair Lindsey Brock said members all have their favorite issues.
“Those ranged from education, from public health, from how the consolidated government delivers what’s called central services — that’s everything from insurance to maintenance to the office of the general counsel,” he said.
Members of the public can submit suggestions to the commission by emailing CRC@coj.net by the end of September.
The commission convenes once a decade. It will meet over the next eight months to draft recommendations for changing the city charter. Those would need approval by City Council or the state Legislature.
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